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Main Title Trauma stewardship : an everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others /
Author Lipsky, Laura van Dernoot,
Other Authors
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Burk, Connie,
Conte, Jon R.,
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 263978139
ISBN 9781576759448; 157675944X
Subjects Caregivers--Mental health services--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Secondary traumatic stress ; Psychic trauma--Psychological aspects ; Self-care, Health ; Spiritual healing--Psychology ; Compassion Fatigue ; Caregivers--Health and hygiene ; Counselors--Mental health ; Stress, Psychological ; Stress, Psychological--prevention & control ; Caregivers--psychology
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ESAM  RA997.L567 2009 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/30/2014
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xviii, 264 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-254) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction : on the cliff of awakening -- A new vision for our collective work -- The three levels of trauma stewardship -- What is trauma exposure response? -- The 16 warning signs of trauma exposure response -- New ways to navigate -- Coming into the present moment -- Following the five directions -- North : creating space for inquiry -- East : choosing our focus -- South : building compassion and community -- West : finding balance -- The fifth direction : a daily practice of centering ourselves -- Conclusion : Closing intention. A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll taken on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, or numb or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness we so desperately need if we are to benefit humankind, other living things, and the planet itself. Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices, drawn from modern psychology and a range of spiritual traditions, that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover new sources of energy and renewal. She includes interviews with successful trauma stewards from different walks of life and even uses New Yorker cartoons to illustrate her points.--Publisher description.